North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Current and Planned Activities in Small Wind Credentialing: An ASES Small Wind Division Webinar
March 3, 2011
NREL and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Small Wind Division co-hosted the webinar, which covered the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners' (NABCEP's) current and planned activities in small wind credentialing. Audio and text versions of the Webinar are available (WMV 7.1 MB) Download Windows Media Player. Time: 00:24:36. Text Version (PDF 112 KB) Download Adobe Reader.
The following topics were covered.
Small Wind Installer
The program is launched and a handful of people have attained the certification. The eligibility criteria was revised to be more inclusive;
Small Wind Site Assessor
A Joint Task Analysis has been completed and is now available to educators and other interested parties. Funding needs to be found for an exam to be developed. It is anticipated this will be a financial "joint venture" between the stakeholders who feel that a site assessor credential is needed and NABCEP;
Small Wind Entry Level
NABCEP is committed to developing a set of learning objectives and exam for Small Wind Entry Level. NABCEP intends to use the Joint Task Analysis from Small Wind Installer and Small Wind Site Assessor to find common knowledge areas that entry level learning objectives should cover; and,
Why programs are successful and plans for duplicating successes in small wind.